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Guide to the History of the Integrated Circuit: interviews on 30 cassette tapes, 1986
Special Collections M0851  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: History of the Integrated Circuit: interviews on 30 cassette tapes,
    Date (inclusive): 1986
    Collection number: Special Collections M0851
    Creator: Rostky, George
    Extent: 1 linear ft. (30 tapes)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of George Rostky, 1996

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    [Identification of item] History of the Integrated Circuit: interviews on 30 cassette tapes, M0851, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Rostky's article, "The 30th Anniversary of the Integrated Circuit," appeared in the September 1988 issue of ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES. The article was a bit longer than 37,000 words. It was based on interviews with 100 pioneers of the integrated circuit (IC) revolution, and traced the evolution of the integrated circuit from technological, corporate business and personal perspectives. Most of the early pioneers were known to the author, who conducted almost every interview.

    Scope and Content

    The most important individuals featured in the article were Jack Kilby and Bob Noyce. The Supreme Court judged them to be co-inventors of the integrated circuit. Kilby was at Texas Instruments, Noyce was at Fairchild, a company he had cofounded. He was later a cofounder with Gordon Moore of Intel.

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    Adcock, Willis
    Blanck, Julius
    Dennard, Bob
    Gylock, Jack
    Grinich, Victor
    Grove, Andy
    Hoerni, Jean
    Hoff, Ted
    Hogan, C. Lester
    Kilby, Jack
    Kleiner, Eugene
    Last, Jay
    Longo, Tom
    Moore, Gordon
    Noyce, Bob
    Prazak, Paul
    Roberts, Sheldon
    Rock, Art
    Shockley, William
    Van Pop, Joe
    Integrated Circuits-- History
    Microelectronics industry-- California (Santa Clara County)
    Science-- History